Friday, April 30, 2010

It's Not All Bull

Imagine one single town in the Overstrand where you can carry out all your most extreme adventure dreams...


The latest adventure-packed 'must-do' is archery. Clinton and Eugene have worked hard to provide a venue in the Hemel en Aarde valley that will turn anyone into a modern day William Tell. With the latest and most advanced archery equipment available there is no excuse for 'missing your apple'.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Looking Down On Creation

Joani and I visited the Hermanus Hobby Fair this past weekend and watched in awe as the paragliders slowly descended and touched down on Mother earth so gracefully. Ever hear the phrase 'Poetry In Motion'?

So, with interests on high alert, we took off to where they launched from - just above Hermanus, along Rotary Way through fields of blooming proteas and fynbos. By the time we arrived at the launch pad there were approx 8 gliders in the air circulating and keeping company with two huge eagles.

We sat and watched as 'ground control' kept strict control over who was taking off and who was landing. Within 15 minutes we were green with envy as 12 gliders were sailing through the air.

One day when we have the time to take things easy we will join a club and learn to 'Look Down On Creation' we decided together.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Data Storage Turns 30

Long before the sleepy village of Hermanus learned what bits and bytes were, we were storing information on this handy paper medium.

The little yellow square of paper that changed lives was actually the product of an engineering mistake by 3M scientists who stumbled upon an adhesive like none other, that could stick and be repositioned on just about any surface. It's one of those things that just can't get much better than it already is, but is…

With environmental sensibilities on the rise, 3M has launched a new product line, the Post-it Greener Note, engineered with a plant-based adhesive and 100 percent recycled paper.

The humble little Post-it Note, is marking its 30th anniversary this month as popular as ever.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Porcupine Hills Olive Oil

Frantóio, Leccino and Coratina.

A unique blend of Italian olive varieties, cultivated in our very own backyard.

This natural boutique olive oil is sure to enhance the flavour of any meal and reveal the Gourmet in every kitchen.

Grown in the Groenlandberg mountains, close to the Van der Stel Pass, by Murray and Fiona Weiner. Enjoy!

Monday, April 26, 2010

GeoCaching : Nearly R30 000 Prizes to be Won

GeoCaching / GPS Treasure Hunt / Activities Fun Day
Saturday 1st May : Hermanus, Cape Whale Coast

We have some superb prizes for all our GeoParticipants to win : More than R28 000 worth of prizes!

GeoPrizes :
SharkLady : R2 700 : 2 Shark Diving Vouchers
Pebble Beach Guesthouse : R2 200 : 2 Doubles for 1 night each
Mitchell Street Village, Hermanus : R2 200 : 2 Nights Double
Southern Right Charters : R2 200 : 4 Whale Watching vouchers
Francolinhof Guest House : R2 000 : 2 Nights, Double, B&B
Aquae Vitae Adventures : R2 000 : 2 Shark Diving vouchers
Misty Waves Hotel, Hermanus : R1 600 : 1 Night in Honeymoon Suite
Ivanhoe Adventures : R1 500 : 2 Whale Watching vouchers
Feathers' Bistro : R1 500 : Meal Vouchers
Wine Village : Wine Discount Vouchers
Beach House Interiors : Discount Vouchers
Time for Living Interiors : Discount Vouchers
Europa Coffee Shop : Meal Voucher
Raka Wines : Wine Gifts and Vouchers
Wildekrans Wines : Wine Gifts and Wine tasting

GeoSponsors :
Cubana Restaurant, Hermanus : Start GeoCache
The Wine Village : Finish GeoCache
Hermanus Adventures : Tree Top Slides & Archery
Mountain Falls Spring Water
Paintball Junkies
Kleinmond Pleasure Boats
Pebble Beach Guesthouse
Birkenhead Breweries
Creation Wines
Season Restaurant
Beach House Interiors
Time for Living Interiors
Southern Right Charters
Foschini, Hermanus
Equestrian Centre Arabella

We have loads of fun activities : tree top slides, archery, kayaking, paintballing ... beer sampling and wine tasting.
Join us for a day of FUN, FUN, FUN and loads of prizes!

Phone Joan-Anne on 082 442 6545 or visit for more information.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Hermanus Sparkling Champagne Air

Recently spotted on the shelves in a nearby Hermanus store.

Now where did this idea come from?

Moments Guesthouse in Kleinmond - SPECIAL

Moments Guesthouse in Kleinmond is offering a great special for Winter - Stay for 4 Nights and only Pay for 3 Nights - so contact them today and visit the beautiful and peaceful town of Kleinmond, only 1 hour's drive from Cape Town.

Moments offers you luxury accommodation, superb food and service, space to relax outside by the large sparkling pool or to have a 'braai', or by the fireplace in the spacious yet cosy lounge on cold winter evenings.

They offer 8 bedrooms all en-suite, and are ideally equipped for holidaymakers, corporates and small conferences for up to 12 people.

Tel: +27 28 271 3554 or 078 625 4007
Fax: +27 86 535 2654

GeoCaching / GPS Treasure Hunt in the Cape Whale Coast

This time next week we'll be recovering from a huge overdose of FUN and excitement. Our GeoCaching project will have brought numerous new visitors to the Hermanus region and in excess of R20 000 worth of fantastic prizes handed out.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Argus 23 April 2010
Forty-seven alleged illegal miners were arrested in Stilfontein near Klerksdorp on Friday, North West police said.
"The suspects were allegedly conducting these illegal acts in the old mining shafts at a farm called Eleazer in the Stilfontein district," said Lieutenant Colonel Lesego Metsi.

Why, I ask, are these mine shafts not sealed off properly. The owners of these mines should be held responsible.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Pebble Beach Guesthouse Winter Warmers

PEBBLE BEACH Guesthouse in Hermanus Heights, Hermanus, is offering a super Winter Warmer to be enjoyed by all :

R480 per person sharing
R200 Meal Voucher or Spa Treatment per Double Room

Pebble Beach Guest House is nestled in the majestic Hermanus mountains. Superbly located and built as an exclusive, upmarket guest house. Pebble Beach offers a great escape and a chance to relax and take in the tranquility of the beautiful surroundings. Situated with the 25th green of the Hermanus Golf Course forming the front lawn.

From the backyard you will be treated to the magnificent backdrop of the Overberg Mountain range and the world renowned Fernkloof Nature Reserve.

So "take a break" and visit the beautiful Cape Whale Coast and enjoy the Winter Warmers at Pebble Beach Guesthouse.

Tel: +27 28 313 2517
Mobile: +27 83 659 0455

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

FUN Day in Hermanus : 1st May

Join our GeoCaching / GPS Treasure Hunt on Saturday 1st May in Hermanus and have LOADS of FUN enjoying tree top slides, paintballing, kayaking, archery and so much more ... and ending with wine tasting and beer sampling.

Discover the treasures of the Cape Whale Coast as you travel from Kleinmond - Hermanus - Stanford to find the hidden GeoCaches ("treasures" / GeoCoins), have fun along the way and win amazing prizes at the end.

We have more than R20 000 worth of prizes to be given away - something for everyone - as well as 3 big prizes : shark diving, whale watching, stunning accommodation, restaurant and wine vouchers and more.

Contact Joan-Anne on 082 442 6545 or e-mail Visit our website for more information and to fill out the Registration Form.
See you on the 1st May in Hermanus!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Southern Stroll Marketing - Design - Route

Southern Stroll Marketing specialises in tourism / retail marketing in the Cape Whale Coast, based in the beautiful Hermanus region.

We have great fun working with our clients to ensure their products get excellent exposure and their businesses / products grow from 'strength to strength'.

Southern Stroll Marketing is owned by Joan-Anne Harris, a seasoned "hands-on" marketer and David Snoek, web designer - we are dedicated to the success of each and every marketing campaign implemented to ensure it is completed timeously, within the approved budget and timeframe.

We are always looking for new and innovative marketing ideas to attract new clients and retain existing clients.

Contact me if you want to get more information :

Tel : +27 (0)28 316 1868
Cell : +27 (0)82 442 6545

E-mail :
Web :